Posts By: Chris Norman

Commission narrowly OKs $45,000 settlement with fired Dickson County Deputy James C. Akers

Without discussion the Dickson County Commission narrowly approved a $45,000 settlement with fired Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy James C. Akers. The agreement in which Akers will voluntarily resign and end his efforts to get his job back received the minimum seven votes needed for passage at Monday night’s meeting. Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe fired Akers… Read more »

Julia W. Weeks, 91, mother of Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks, dies Friday in Greenbrier

Julia Woodard Weeks, retired educator and mother of Dickson County Director of Schools Dr. Danny Weeks, died Friday at the age of 91. A celebration of life service for Mrs. Weeks was held Sunday at Greenbrier First Baptist Church with burial in the Robertson County Memorial Gardens. A Cross Plains native, Mrs. Weeks taught first… Read more »

Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is 9 am-1 pm Saturday at Dickson County Fairgrounds

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Dickson County Recycling Program will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Dickson County Fairgrounds on Saturday. The free event will be 9 am-1 pm. The collection event presents an opportunity for Dickson County residents to safely dispose of many items that are not normally… Read more »

Summerville charged with public intoxication following reports of intimidation by neighbor

Tennessee state Senator Jim Summerville of Dickson was charged with public intoxication Friday following a week of complaints about alleged intimidation filed by a neighbor. Dickson police arrested the 66-year-old Summerville Friday evening after receiving reports of an intoxicated male walking around the McCreary Heights area with a lawn chair. Police said Summerville, who lives… Read more »

Trial in death of 18-month-old girl postponed because lead investigator unavailable to testify

A Dickson man’s trial on charges that he killed his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter has been postponed again because of a schedule conflict with a key witness. Edward Joseph Benesch II, who turned 28 in the Williamson County Jail on Thursday, was scheduled to stand trial today in Dickson County Circuit Court on two charges of… Read more »

Jurgen Whitfield reported still to be incompetent to stand trial for 2011 beating death of elderly mother

A Burns man is still not mentally competent to stand trial for the 2011 beating death of his elderly mother. Assistant District Attorney Carey Thompson announced in Dickson County Circuit Court Friday that he has been notified that 56-year-old Jurgen Horst Whitfield is incapable of assisting in his own defense at this time. Whitfield has… Read more »

Deadline for county commission to approve $45,000 settlement with fired deputy is tonight

While it’s not on the agenda for tonight’s meeting, the Dickson County Commission must approve a settlement with a fired Dickson County Sheriff’s Office deputy by tonight or the agreement becomes void. Under an agreed order filed in Dickson County Chancery Court, the commission must approve a $45,000 payment to fired Deputy James Chester Akers… Read more »